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Breaking Barriers: How do journalists gather information?

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists gather information?

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Breaking Barriers is a series that will attempt to shed light on the process, ethics and intentions of the journalism industry with special attention to the issues that exist within the field today as a way to help make journalism more transparent to consumers. Most people know that journalism is changing. The w...

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? Featuring Grace Albright

Moody Musings: What Inspires You? Featuring Grace Albright

Jayla Moody, Managing Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Moody Musings

Junior public health major Grace Albright transferred to Mercer University after two years at Wesleyan University located in Macon. She said the transition was a full circle for her because Mercer was the first college she ever toured at the age of 10. It was an easy decision for her too. “O...

Five winter activities to do in Macon

Five winter activities to do in Macon

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

The seasons are changing once again. That means there is a whole new category of fun things to do around Macon. Here are five fun-filled winter activities to do in Macon. 1.Christmas Concert at Wesleyan Wesleyan College will be hosting its annual Christmas concert Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. The concert will feature...

Five tips for buying gifts this Christmas

Five tips for buying gifts this Christmas

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

The season of giving is upon us and with less than 30 days until Christmas morning, it is also time to start buying gifts. This can be a stressful activity during the holidays. Especially when you want to get your friends and loved ones the absolute best gift possible. To help you find the best prese...

Are My Antibiotics Messing with my Birth Control?

Are My Antibiotics Messing with my Birth Control?

Blossom Onunekwu

November 29, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

It’s that time of the year again. People are sneezing into their hands without washing them. People don’t get the flu shot. People forget to use gloves while preparing food. And if you’re unlucky, you just might get sick yourself and need to be on bed rest for a few days. You might not have...

Sweet and easy holiday cookie recipes

Sweet and easy holiday cookie recipes

Elizabeth Daniels

November 29, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

The holiday season is upon us! And there is no better way to get into the spirit than by baking some desserts to enjoy with hot cocoa on a cold winter evening. Here are three sweet, short and easy recipes to kick off the season of holiday cheer. Gingerbread Men Gingerbread houses and gingerbread men ...

Bear Bites: Famous Mike’s

Bear Bites: Famous Mike’s

Will Darragh

November 27, 2018


Filed under Bear Bites, Lifestyle

Downtown Macon recently received yet another addition to the string of restaurants popping up on Poplar Street: Famous Mike’s. With Decadent Dessert Bar gaining popularity and Your Pie getting ready to open, Mike’s is situated in an actively growing section of downtown. Fans of Mike “Big Dog” Seekins’ old re...

The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall

The Heartdrive: How Fortnite can save us this fall

Blossom Onunekwu

November 17, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Ah, Fortnite. Who doesn’t know about the free, addictive, hair-pulling online multiplayer game? The immersive shooting game might seem very childish and uninformative at face value, but it does teach us an important skill we need to learn this fall: the Dab. In the spirit of cultural appropriation, For...

The True History of Thanksgiving

The True History of Thanksgiving

Elizabeth Daniels

November 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Every year, on the fourth Thursday of November, the country pauses to celebrate Thanksgiving, a holiday to give thanks for what we have and to spend time with loved ones. However, despite it being such a prominent holiday, the true story of Thanksgiving is virtually unknown despite versions of th...

How to Survive Black Friday

How to Survive Black Friday

Aliyah Dorsey

November 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

As Thanksgiving approaches, so will the holiday deals. A great day to take advantage of these deals is on Black Friday. However savvy one may try to be on Black Friday, there are still a few things to keep in mind. Here are five tips for surviving Black Friday shopping. 1. Location, location, location There ...

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists decide what is news?

Breaking Barriers: How do journalists decide what is news?

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

In 2018, just 35 percent of Democrats and 12 percent of Republicans surveyed by the Pew Research Center agreed with the statement, “information from national news organizations is very trustworthy.” Similarly, only 27 percent of Democrats and 11 percent of Republicans said that, “national news med...

Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

Ways to Give Back This Thanksgiving

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead LIfestyle Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Corrections, Lifestyle

The season of giving is officially here. As the holidays approach, it is good to remember that there are many amazing ways to give back to your community and your friends this season. Here are five ways to give back this Thanksgiving. 1.Food Donations Many charities and organizations in Macon sp...

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